17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Wednesday, December 25, 1912: Xmas: I got a few presents: a purse, one dollar, an apron, a pinholder, a book, a bow, and a pair of slippers. Aunt Lizzie and Uncle George were here and Mrs. Besse to be sure.
We had a turkey and some ice cream. At present I feel like a stuffed toad from too much gourmandizing of a lot of good things. Guess I may call my Christmas a happy one and hoping everyone else has enjoyed the same likewise I’ll bring my entry to a close.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Grandma got the De Luxe slippers in her favorite color.
Nice gifts, good food, family. . . It sounds like end of a perfect Christmas day.